Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Isaiah 56-66 (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)

Joseph Blenkinsopp

Isaiah 56-66 (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)

Joseph Blenkinsopp

$119.00

Hardback
The world's leading authority on the prophet Isaiah brings his distinguished three-volume commentary on the book of "Isaiah" to a conclusion with this new translation and critical discussion of the final eleven chapters.The concluding section of the book of "Isaiah", sometimes referred to as Third or Trito Isaiah, had a profound impact on the Christian movement in its formative phase, including such central issues as the identity of the founder, the profile of the disciple, and the Gentile mission. In this thorough and informative commentary, Joseph Blenkinsopp shows that while these chapters maintain continuity with "Second Isaiah", they must be considered in the light of a new set of circumstances.The texts present a community beset by severe problems, attempting to cope with disappointed expectations and trying to maintain its faith in the reality, power, and benevolence of the God of traditional religion. Blenkinsopp discusses in detail the issues that divide the community, from concerns about the efficacy of religious practices (prayer, fasting, Sabbath observance, and sacrifice) to questions about who may claim the name of Israelite and under what conditions, to what kind of relations should be maintained with outsiders. In examining each of these topics, Blenkinsopp shows that they provide evidence of an emerging Judaism seeking its own identity and self-definition and testify to the existence of a prophetic discipleship inspired by the person and teaching of the charismatic servant whose fate is described in the previous section of Isaiah.Reflecting the same standard of excellence as Blenkinsopp's first two volumes on "Isaiah", this is an important contribution to the prestigious "Anchor Bible Commentary" series.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Isaiah 56-66 (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series)"

The world's leading authority on the prophet Isaiah brings his distinguished three-volume commentary on the book of "Isaiah" to a conclusion with this new translation and critical discussion of the final eleven chapters.The concluding section of the book of "Isaiah", sometimes referred to as Third or Trito Isaiah, had a profound impact on the Christian movement in its formative phase, including such central issues as the identity of the founder, the profile of the disciple, and the Gentile mission. In this thorough and informative commentary, Joseph Blenkinsopp shows that while these chapters maintain continuity with "Second Isaiah", they must be considered in the light of a new set of circumstances.The texts present a community beset by severe problems, attempting to cope with disappointed expectations and trying to maintain its faith in the reality, power, and benevolence of the God of traditional religion. Blenkinsopp discusses in detail the issues that divide the community, from concerns about the efficacy of religious practices (prayer, fasting, Sabbath observance, and sacrifice) to questions about who may claim the name of Israelite and under what conditions, to what kind of relations should be maintained with outsiders. In examining each of these topics, Blenkinsopp shows that they provide evidence of an emerging Judaism seeking its own identity and self-definition and testify to the existence of a prophetic discipleship inspired by the person and teaching of the charismatic servant whose fate is described in the previous section of Isaiah.Reflecting the same standard of excellence as Blenkinsopp's first two volumes on "Isaiah", this is an important contribution to the prestigious "Anchor Bible Commentary" series.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Joseph Blenkinsopp

Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A. O'Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His books include The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible; A History of Prophecy in Israel; Judaism, the First Phase: The Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Origins of Judaism; Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity and the three-volume Anchor Bible commentary on Isaiah.

  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket

This item is a special order. Payment is by credit card only. Orders for this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

0 Available.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product in Series
Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 276040
  • Product Code 9780300139624
  • ISBN 0300139624
  • EAN 9780300139624
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Isaiah
  • Publisher Yale University Press
  • Publication Date Dec 2007
  • Dimensions 233 x 166 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.676kg

Bestsellers in Old Testament Commentaries